Academic Calendar 2021-2022

TERM STARTS

TUESDAY 31st AUGUST at 08:50 am

MIDTERM BREAK

School closes on FRIDAY 22nd OCTOBER @ 2.30 p.m.
School Re-opens MONDAY 1st NOVEMBER @ 8.50am

PARENT-TEACHER MEETINGS

Dates & times will be confirmed by the class teacher nearer the time in November

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

School closes at 12.00 noon WEDNESDAY 22nd DECEMBER 
School Re-opens THURSDAY  6th JANUARY at 8.50 am

MIDTERM BREAK

School closes FRIDAY 18th FEBRUARY @ 2.30pm
School Re-opens MONDAY 28th FEBRUARY @ 8.50am

ST PATRICK'S DAY

School closes THURSDAY 17th MARCH FRIDAY 18th MARCH
Reopens MONDAY 21st MARCH

EASTER HOLIDAYS

School closes at 12.00 noon FRIDAY 8th APRIL
School Re-opens MONDAY  25th APRIL at 8.50 am

MAY BANK HOLIDAY

School closed MONDAY 2nd   MAY
School Re-opens TUESDAY 3rd MAY

ANNUAL STANDARDISED TESTING

Last two weeks of May

JUNE BANK HOLIDAY

School closed    MONDAY 6th & TUESDAY 7th JUNE
School Re-opens WEDNESDAY 8th JUNE

SUMMER HOLIDAYS

School closes at 12.00 noon THURSDAY 30th JUNE

Details regarding First Holy Communion, Confirmation & 6th Class Graduation will be advised when we have dates. E

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Thursday, October 28, 2021
01-2886830
8:50 - 14:30
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The Board of Saint Mary's Boys' National school manages the school on behalf of the patron and is accountable to the patron and the Minister. The principal is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school, including guidance and direction of the teachers and other staff of the school, and is accountable for that management.

The Board adopts a child-centred approach to all of its work. It also has regard to the efficient use of resources (particularly the grants provided by the State), the public interest in the affairs of the school and accountability to students, parents and the community. The Board upholds the characteristic spirit (ethos) of the school and is accountable to the patron for so doing.

The Board of Management of Saint Mary's is the corporate body which takes responsibility for all aspects of school life - its role now described under the following headings:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Teaching and Learning.     

The Board works closely with the Staff and the Parents, ensuring that there is regular consultation and good communication to achieve the highest possible outcomes in the teaching and learning and the management and leadership of Saint Mary's. 
The Board also supports and is supported by a very active Parents Association.
The structure of the Board of Saint Mary's is according to the Catholic Primary School Managers Association and consists of:

  • 2 Patron's Nominees
  • Principal and Teacher
  • Parent Nominee: father
  • Parent Nominee: mother
  • when these 6 people have been elected, they then agree on the two representatives from the wider community.

The Board of Management of Saint Mary's currently these includes:

Mary O' Reilly (Chairperson) Archbishop's Nominee
Fr. Gerry Kane    Archbishop's Nominee
Mr. Noel Scully Principal
Ms. Aoife Cartwright  Teachers' Nominee
Ms. Roisín Keaney  Parent Nominee
Mr. Johnny Carroll  Parent Nominee
Mr. John Fitzpatrick  Community Nominee - Treasurer
Ms  Ann Burke  Community Nominee

The Board meets once a month (or at least once a term) to discuss the running of the school and to discharge its legal and mandatory requirements as a Board. At the end of each meeting, an Agreed Report is formulated and shared with school staff and the Parents Association.

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